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Nissan Maxima Failed External Seal on Engine Oil Cooler May Leak

Nissan Maxima Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

Average Mileage: 111,514 mi (57,000 mi - 166,500 mi)


The external seal on the engine oil cooler can fail and create an oil leak.

  •  Rookie

    I noticed my car leaking oil by the right wheel area. The dealership told me this problem was my oil cooler at a price of $271.00. This is the second time this problem has happen to me within a 2 years.

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  • , , 147,000 mi

    Noticed oil leaking on driveway close to passenger-side wheel, had leak diagnosed/inspected by local repair shop. Was told it was the oil cooler gasket that needed to be replaced. Was quoted high price to replace a $5 part. Will be fixing it myself after ordering part and doing research on the problem.

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  • , , 107,000 mi

    Replaced Oil Filter/Cooler Gasket which was in excellent shape , Lasted 2 weeks Oil leak returned.

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  • , , 106,000 mi

    noticed car seemed to using more oil, found the cooler seal was leakig

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  • , , 69,000 mi

    i brought this car from nissan security january 26 2011 i took this car back to dealer to get an oil change the dealer told me i need a oil cooler seal and a oil pan gasket cause i have an oil leak

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  • , , 110,000 mi

    My car would leak alot of oil so I had a mechanic look into it and according to him the oil cooler was cracked and leaking oil. He said usually these parts dont ever have to be replaced unless its defective. =(

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  •  Rookie

    oil leak at seal to oil cooler. It will be fixed tomorrow. I do not think that it will be too least that is what I have been told.

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  • , , 64,000 mi

    oil coler seal leak.

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  • , , 166,500 mi

    Oil is leaking from the oil cooler seal. I am going to replace it myself.

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  • , , 150,000 mi

    Oil leak an ac isn't working

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